Phoenix family searches for service dog that helps soldier's PTSD

Posted at 4:07 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 19:55:20-05

A Phoenix family is desperately searching for their soldier's service dog that's been missing since Tuesday.

They spent the morning passing out pictures in their neighborhood near Cactus and I-17 hoping someone has seen their Pitbull Zeus.

"I'm hoping someone brought him in because it's cold and he's a nice dog," said Lindsey Walker.

She's hoping they know he is missed and needs to help her husband who is an Army Veteran. Her husband, Michael, dedicated six years of service to the army and did a tour in Afghanistan. When he came back, he was a changed man, suffering from PTSD.

"I didn't know how to handle it," said Walker.

But Zeus did, so Lindsey got him trained to help her husband and protect herself from the nightmares.

"When my husband has them, Zeus gets in between my husband and I on the bed to make sure he doesn't harm me and calms him down and it works," said Walker.

Zeus is microchipped and Lindsey has already registered him as lost. She's even checked all the shelters.

"We have tried everything so far, so we are going to walk around and see if we can find him," said Walker.

If you know where Zeus, Walker wants you to call her at (602) 552-5990.